UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – May 1 to June 19


May 1
The Avengers
– Alan Silvestri – Intrada
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Thomas Newman – Sony (U.S. release)
The Cabin in the Woods
– David Julyan – Varese Sarabande
CoriolanusIlan Eshkeri – Varese Sarabande
Once Upon a Time – Mark Isham – Intrada
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin – Andrew Belling – Buysoundtrax
TAG: The Assassination Game
– Craig Safan – Buysoundtrax

May 8
Battleship – Steve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande
Dark Shadows – Danny Elfman – Watertower
Days of Grace – Nic Cave, Warren Elllis, Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne, Shigeru Umebayashi – Lakeshore

May 22
Insidious – Joseph Bishara – Koch
Men in Black 3 – Danny Elfman – Sony

May 29
Game of Thrones: Season Two – Ramin Djawadi – Varese Sarabande
Touchback – William Ross – Varese Sarabande

June 5
L’Africain – Georges Delerue – Universal France
Prometheus – Marc Streitenfeld – Sony
Topaz
– Maurice Jarre – Universal France

June 19
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Henry Jackman – Sony
Sorcery – Mark Mancina – La-La Land
Starhawk – Christopher Lennertz – La-La land

Date Unknown
Circus
– Craig Safan – Perseverance
Due Cuori, Una Cappella – Stelvio Cipriani – Quartet
Les Adieux a La Reine – Bruno Coulais – Quartet
The Pope of Greenwich Village – Dave Grusin – Quartet
Run of the Arrow/The Brave One – Victor Young – Disques CineMusique

Source: Film Score Monthly

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/26/2012


Conquest 1453 – Benjamin Wallfisch (MMS12003)
Eye Of The Eagle: Film Music Of Soren Hyldgaard – Soren Hyldgaard (MMS12004)
Last Breath – Vincent Gillioz (HWRCD 009)
Mean Guns – Tony Riparetti (HWRCD 008)

Nowhere To Run – Mark Isham (Perseverance PRD 047)
Run Of The Arrow / The Brave One – Victor Young (Disques Cinemusique DCM 136)
Since You Went Away – Max Steiner (BYU FMA-MS119, 2 CDs)

SONY MUSIC RELEASES DANNY ELFMAN’S ‘DARK SHADOWS’ SCORE


Artist: Danny Elfman
Title: Dark Shadows – Original Score
Label: Sony Classical International
Total Tracks: 21

The beautiful score was composed by Daniel Robert “Danny” Elfman, an American composer who is best known for scoring music for television and film and composing The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme.

He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Tim Burton’s Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Director Tim Burton and Danny Elfman are long-time friends and have worked together frequently; Danny Elfman scored the majority of Burton’s films.

“We don’t even have to talk about the music. We don’t even have to intellectualize – which is good for both of us, we’re both similar that way. We’re very lucky to connect.” Says Tim Burton on his relationship with Danny Elfman.

Also available: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Dark Shadows” featuring original music by The Moody Blues, T.Rex, Barry White, The Carpenters, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and more.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 27 to June 19


April 27Wings – J.S. Zamecnik – La-La Land

May 1
The Avengers
– Alan Silvestri – Intrada
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Thomas Newman – Sony (U.S. release)
The Cabin in the Woods
– David Julyan – Varese Sarabande
CoriolanusIlan Eshkeri – Varese Sarabande
Once Upon a Time – Mark Isham – Intrada
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
– Andrew Belling – Buysoundtrax
TAG: The Assassination Game
– Craig Safan – Buysoundtrax

May 8
Battleship – Steve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande
Dark Shadows – Danny Elfman – Watertower
Days of Grace – Nic Cave, Warren Elllis, Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne, Shigeru Umebayashi – Lakeshore

May 22
Men in Black 3 – Danny Elfman – Sony

May 29
Game of Thrones: Season Two – Ramin Djawadi – Varese Sarabande
Touchback – William Ross – Varese Sarabande

June 5
Prometheus – Marc Streitenfeld – Sony

June 19
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Henry Jackman – Sony
Sorcery – Mark Mancina – La-La Land
Starhawk – Christopher Lennertz – La-La land

Date Unknown
Les Adieux a La Reine – Bruno Coulais – Quartet
Run of the Arrow/The Brave One – Victor Young – Disques CineMusique

Source: Film Score Monthly

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/18/2012


Delerue: First 45 RPM Records – Georges Delerue (Disques Cinemusique DCM 132)

Galaxy Quest – David Newman (La-La Land LLLCD 1208) – 53:07

Imitation Of Life / Interlude – Frank Skinner (Disques Cinemusique DCM 133)

Mirror Mirror – Alan Menken (Relativity 700256)

Moon 44 – Joel Goldsmith (BSXCD 8906) – 49:21

Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage – James Horner, John Barry, etc. (BSXCD 8905) – 67:00

Broke Sky – Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter (La-La Land LLLCD 1201)

DANNY ELFMAN’S DARK SHADOWS ORIGINAL SCORE MAY 8


Film Marks 14th Collaboration Between Composer Danny Elfman And Director Tim Burton

(April 17, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music will release Dark Shadows – Original Score digitally and in stores on May 8, 2012.  The album features original music by Grammy Award-winning and four-time Oscar®-nominated composer Danny Elfman, which is featured in director Tim Burton’s new gothic comedy Dark Shadows.
For more than 25 years, Burton and Elfman have collaborated on some of the cinema’s most beloved and recognizable films and soundtracks, including Big Fish, for which Elfman received an Oscar® nomination; Beetlejuice; Batman; Edward Scissorhands; Sleepy Hollow; Corpse Bride; and, more recently, Alice in Wonderland.
“Tim had some specific ideas about the music on Dark Shadows,” says Elfman.  “I knew that the bigger dramatic scenes would be played in a rather grand theatrical manner, but the real treat was tapping into the retro pallet Tim had imagined. He wanted something that payed homage to both the original TV series and other ’70s horror genres as well. For that we kept it minimal, eerie, and atmospheric with only electronics and a few solo instruments carrying the melodies.”
Elfman has also received Oscar® nominations for his scores for Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black, and Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting and Milk.  Movie audiences worldwide have also heard Danny Elfman’s unique sound and style in some 80 film scores, including Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man; Brian De Palma’s Mission: Impossible; Martin Brest’s Midnight Run; Jon Amiel’s Sommersby; the Hughes Brothers’ Dead Presidents; Rob Marshall’s Academy Award-winning Chicago; and Shawn Levy’s Real Steel.
In the year 1750, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy… until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin and the dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.
Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, presents an Infinitum Nihil/GK Films/Zanuck Company production, a Tim Burton Film Dark Shadows in theaters and IMAX on May 11, 2012.  Dark Shadows stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bella Heathcote and Gully McGrath.
The Dark Shadows — Original Score on WaterTower Music will be available digitally and in stores on May 8, 2012; and on the same date, WaterTower Music will also be releasing the Dark Shadows –Original Motion Picture  Soundtrack, containing eleven songs from the film.

UNIVERSAL PICTURES WILL CELEBRATE ITS 100th ANNIVERSARY AT FIMUCITÉ VI


The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Diego Navarro, will perform the best Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Thomas Newman and Alan Silvestri scores at the Closing Gala Concert.

The VI Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ), which will be heldfrom July 7 to 14, sponsored by Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, Canary Islands Governmentand Santa Cruz and Arona City Councils, will become the venue of the official celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Universal Pictures Studios this year.
Withi ts customary self-improvement spirit and its constant search for new and enhanced contents, this unavoidable appointment with film music has got the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, conducted by composer and FIMUCITÉ director Diego Navarro, to be chosen by the studios to perform live this unique celebration at the Closing Gala Concert on Saturday, July 14, at Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín”. In a musical evening that promises to shake like never before thisCanary coliseum, the audience will enjoy a selection of legendary classic scores that have made the Universal Pictures so prestigious worldwide, including the works of acclaimed composers such as Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Thomas Newman or Alan Silvestri.    
On Friday, July 13, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will play another exclusive concert on the same stage, where the famous composer James Newton Howard’s music will be the main protagonist. This time, the Orchestra will be conducted by Diego Navarro and also by the renowned American conductor, orchestrator and composer Pete Anthony.
Presuntos Implicados
But, as the Festival has already proved through its six years history, there will be more surprises apart from the repertoire of the symphonic concerts. On July 7, FIMUCITÉ VI will offer at Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos a concert of the Spanish group Presuntos Implicados. This opening evening, the famous musicians from Murcia will play their latest work, “Banda Sonora”, in which they have expressed the essential feelings music gives to films through the Spanish version of a great number of very well-known themes. It is worth pointing out the Oscar Academy Award winner in 1959, “Manha De Carnaval”, the oldest theme in the album and origin of “bossa nova”.
On July 12, the Big Band de Canarias will play tribute to the legendary composer Henry Mancini at Guimerá Theater in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The genuine Canary band, leaded by the saxophonist Kike Perdomo and the guitarist Yul Ballesteros, will play the best works by the author of unforgettable scores such as “The Pink Panther”, “Peter Gunn” or “Hatari!”.
The parallel activities of the Festival, including screenings and publications, will mainly focus on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the UniversalStudios.

History

The Tenerife International Film Music Festival began in 2007 due to the fans growing interest to enjoy a live performance of the scores belonging to some of the most renowned films. Thanks to the excellent outcome of the five previous editions, in which the event has displayed all its ludic and educational potential before very varied audiences (many of which come to the Canary Islands from all over the World), FIMUCITÉ has grown to currently become one of the most selected, successful and celebrated international festivals of its genre.
The Festival also began in 2010 and 2011 to collaborate with prestigious international labels, like Varèse Sarabande, which has already made the Festival and Diego Navarro’s work known through the releasing of several CDs and DVDs. There has been also a very close collaboration with the Krakow Music Festival since last year, when Diego Navarro conducted the prestigious Ausko Orkiestra Kameralna in Poland and received an ovation from more than 4,000 people.
The impact of this event on the specialist press has also reached English-speaking media such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter or Soundtrack.net, as well as French-speaking ones such as Soundtrack Collector or Underscores. All of them are covering the Festival due to its far-reaching impact on the specialist as well as the general public, which gives an idea of how the event has reached people’s feelings.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – April 17 to June 5


April 17
CoriolanusIlan Eshkeri – Varese Sarabande
Eye of the Eagle: The Film Music of Soren Hyldgaard
– Soren Hyldgaard – MovieScore Media
Red Lights – Victor Reyes – Lakeshore
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
– Daniel Licht – Milan

May 1
The Avengers
– Alan Silvestri – Intrada
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Thomas Newman – Sony (U.S. release)
The Cabin in the Woods
– David Julyan – Varese Sarabande
Once Upon a Time – Mark Isham – Intrada

May 8
Battleship – Steve Jablonsky – Varese Sarabande
Dark Shadows – Danny Elfman – Watertower
Days of Grace – Nic Cave, Warren Elllis, Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne, Shigeru Umebayashi – Lakeshore

May 29
Game of Thrones: Season Two – Ramin Djawadi – Varese Sarabande
Touchback – William Ross – Varese Sarabande

June 5
Prometheus – Marc Streitenfeld – Sony

Date Unknown
Indiscretion of an American Wife/The Black Orchid
– Alessandro Cicognini – Disques CineMusique
Les Adieux a La Reine
– Bruno Coulais – Quartet
Moon 44 – Joel Goldsmith – Buysoundtrax
Nowhere to Run – Mark Isham – Perseverance
Run of the Arrow/The Brave One
– Victor Young – Disques CineMusique
Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage – various – Buysoundtrax

Source: Film Score Monthly